NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Location: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (0.526-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: March 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and Sirius/XM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Burton will be making his first of nine starts this season for KBM in the NCWTS on Saturday at Martinsville. It will be his fourth truck race at Martinsville, where he earned his best NCWTS finish of fourth last fall.
- He continues to run limited schedules in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Super Late Models. His season began with a thrilling battle with KBM teammate, Todd Gilliland, for the win in the season-opening K&N East race at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway. The 17-year-olds fought for the lead for the final two laps before Gilliland took the win and Burton held on for third place. Burton claimed the Super Late Model feature at New Smyrna the previous night.
- Burton will be a crowd favorite at Martinsville since his father, former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, hails from nearby South Boston, Va. Jeff has one MENCS win at Martinsville (1997) and finished eighth in his only NCWTS start there in 1996.
- DEX is the largest independent provider of office technology in the U.S. Their full-spectrum solutions are operational in thousands of small businesses as well as enterprise, Fortune 1,000 companies. With a nationwide network of 4,000 support specialists, DEX chooses the best, most reliable models from the nation’s top imaging equipment manufacturers, tested in-house for reliability, and pairs them with the unique business requirements. Digital intelligence, in house R & D, environmental consciousness and local stewardship are the hallmarks of DEX.
Harrison Burton, Driver Q&A
Are you looking forward to getting back in a truck this weekend?
“I’m super excited to get back in the truck this weekend. I’ve had a lot of fun racing in Super Late Models and K&N cars, but I’m ready to get back in the truck series for Kyle Busch Motorsports. It’s a lot of fun anytime you can get in one of the top-three series in NASCAR, so I’m excited to take advantage of it.”
What is the most challenging part of running well at Martinsville?
“I think Martinsville is tricky because there are so many different aspects you have to think of at once. You have to worry about the guys in front of you and the guys behind you, hitting your marks exactly right and you have to be really exact with where you place your race car or else someone will take advantage of that and bump you out of the way and you will lose a few spots. Keeping focus is the biggest thing there and keeping your temper down is another big thing.”
This will be your fourth truck start at Martinsville. What are your expectations for this race?
“My expectations are to go there and win. That is the goal every time I get into a race car or truck, to go out there and win. I feel like I’ve had good runs there in the past, but haven’t had quite the results to show for it. We ended the season there with a fourth-place finish last year, so I’m excited to go see what I can do.”
Harrison Burton Career Highlights
- Captured the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship after registering a series-high five wins, two poles, 142 laps led, 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 3.3 across the series’ 14 events
- Visited victory lane in his lone ARCA Racing Series start at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway in 2017
- In six NCWTS starts in 2017, recorded an average finish of 12.3 and earned a career-best fourth-place finish at Martinsville last October
Harrison Burton’s No. 51 DEX Imaging Tundra:
KBM-034: The No. 51 DEX Imaging team will race KBM-034, for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Burton raced this truck last fall at Martinsville where he earned his best NCWTS finish of fourth. Kyle Busch won with this Tundra at Martinsville at the spring race in 2016.
KBM Notes of Interest
- After Las Vegas, the No. 51 team has one win and one pole with Kyle Busch and two top-10 finishes. The team is ranked second in the owner’s championship standings.
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (66) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).
- KBM drivers have collected six wins, 19 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 8.2 across 40 starts at Martinsville
- Denny Hamlin (2011 and 2012) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (2013 and 2014) each have two wins for KBM at ‘The Paperclip,’ while Kyle Busch and Noah Gragson each have one victory.